The last 2 weeks have been really cool. We have done two 7 day challenges and I have had multiple athletes tell me they finally made the leap to no soda, no alcohol, or no grains. All of these are such healthy habits that will make a big difference on your path to elite fitness.
This week, we are going to give you a chance to put those good habits into practice on your own... kind of. Instead of challenging you to give something up, we are challenging you to write everything down. I want you to log everything that you eat and drink for 7 days. For many of us, seeing what we eat and drink on paper helps us make better decisions and start to identify areas of opportuninty.
As always, your coaches will be participating in this challenge along with you. We will be posting our journals to the website so that you can compare your meals to your coaches'. I will also do my best to post pics of my main meals to our instagram page (http://instagram.com/cfmagna or @cfmagna) Keep in mind that we are human and that all of us have different body compositions and fitness goals. Coaches' journals should be used as a reference, not as a prescription.
This is a CrossFit food journal so we are looking for efficiency. I don't want you to spend all day researching calories or grams of protein in each Paradise Bakery cookie you eat. I just want to know what food you ate and some approximation of portion size. For example, if you cooked 1.0 pound of chicken thighs, and ate half of it for lunch and the other half for dinner you would write down 8 oz chicken thighs for each meal. Same thing goes for fruit and vegetables. If you ate a handful of blueberries, tell me you ate a handful of blueberries and if you really care, give me an approximate number. If you filled half your plate with a bag of steamed broccoli and cauliflower, then that would be what you would write. If you drank a glass of wine, don't just say "had some wine," instead write down 4-6 oz of red wine.
I will leave all of you with one parting thought....